Domaine Lo Domeni
Le Clos 2015 AOC Cahors
Lo Domeni’s AOC Cahors Le Clos is 100% Malbec coming from vines averaging 25 years and rich in clay and limestone and placed in the 3rd terrace on the right bank of the Lot river. After mechanical harvest, the maceration process is pretty short avoiding extractions and dark colored fruit. Then the wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel vats with soft pump-overs. This offering is a good example of the “Tender & Fruity” (the nomenclature developed by the appellation’s marketing experts) entry-level Cahors. The 2015 vintage tastes very fruit-driven (red, ripe cherries and red currants) with a level of elegance that is unusual for a low-priced wine. Le Clos is somewhat light in weight (12,5% AbV), maybe resembling some Mencias made in Galicia. This is a classic everyday sip for nice drinking experience marked by a juicy mouth-feel.
This is the Wine Enthusiast review on the 2012 vintage written by Roger Voss (87 pts): “Still young, this structured wine has a herbal edge that gives a green feel to the otherwise full black berry flavors. With acidity at the end, it’s fruity and fresh”.